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Karnataka swearing-in ceremony: Date, time, venue, and how to watch live

The Congress on Thursday declared that Siddaramaiah would serve as the chief minister and DK Shivakumar as the deputy chief minister. This came after rounds of meetings and deliberations upon the Karnataka CM’s decision. The news was warmly welcomed by the people of Bengaluru, who greeted the two leaders with great enthusiasm upon their arrival.

Both the leaders also met senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday to discuss all possible names to be inducted into the cabinet and formally invite the party high command for the swearing-in ceremony today.

The two leaders, who flew in from Bengaluru along with general secretary in-charge Randeep Surjewala, held a series of meetings on Friday in the national capital over cabinet formation.

The deliberations over the cabinet continued till late at night as top central and state leaders sought to draw a balance between all sections, groups, communities, and regions while accommodating all.

Karnataka oath-taking ceremony: Date and time

Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar are scheduled to take oath as the chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively along with a few ministers at 12.30 pm today, Saturday, May 20. 

Karnataka oath-taking ceremony: Venue

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, according to the news agency PTI. 

Karnataka oath-taking ceremony: How and where to watch live?

All the news channels, along with Congress’ social media handles, will live broadcast the swearing-in ceremony of the Karnataka chief minister and deputy CM. 

Congress-in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala invited allies from other parties to the oath-taking ceremony. The grand old party emerged victorious with a significant vote share and a number of seats in the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023, claiming 136 seats in the southern state. 

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